This October 2023 article offers a brief overview on our approach to cataloging maps for auction. The article is divided into three key areas including how we describe a map’s physical condition, develop a catalog description, and determine an auction estimate
Fake maps - and in particular reproductions - can be found in the most curious of places. If you've ever wondered how to determine if an antique map is real or fake, this article will walk you through four key clues that will help you identify reproductions and confirm a map's authenticity.
This January 2019 article goes back to the basics regarding antique maps and map collecting, including key map terms, how maps were made, factors that affect value, and how to identify fakes. This is the perfect article for anyone interested in learning more about antique maps!
This newsletter from March 2014 features two articles. The first one gives a list of some of our favorite online resources for researching maps. The second article gives insight into how OWA describes the condition of a map and some of the factors that we take into consideration.
This newsletter from August 2013 includes two articles. The first gives an overview of auction trends in 2013. The second article gives tips on how to store different types of map and where to purchase storage materials.